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Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area
Location Cavalier County, North Dakota, United States
Nearest city Walhalla, North Dakota
Elevation 1,381 ft (421 m)
Designation North Dakota state park
Established 2012
Administrator North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Website Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area

Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area is a unit of the North Dakota state park system located along the Pembina River, six miles (9.7 km) west of Walhalla. The area offers river kayaking and multi-use trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and off-road vehicles.

Ecology

The Pembina Gorge is home to the highest numbers and concentrations of rare species known in North Dakota. These include 21 animal species and 30 plant species of which eight occur nowhere else in the state. Over 480 species of vascular plants, representing a third of North Dakota flora, may be found. A count of 209 floristic species, which included prior efforts, were collected in 2014.

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